Thanks alot! I was wondering!this is not a bitch stripe .
A bitch stripe is a salt and pepper back on a black and tan dog , often indicating fading pigment or less than desirable pigment .
What we are seeing here is a young sable in coat and colour transition. This sable's new coat is coming in and the deeper pigment is starting at the top .
Actually keep this dog in mind as an example later on of a sable that is a "pattern sable" . The dog will appear to look like a black and tan as the black on his back extends and as the tan colour comes in richer as well.
This is a sable . Will remain a sable . Will "look" black and tan .
Just posted another thread in pictures if her changing coat!Thanks Carmen for correcting me. Always learning!
Sorry OP. Appeared as a bitch stripe to me but may have been my screen (need a new phone for viewing pics. Mine is fuzzy and not fun anymore). Remember to take lots of pics!!! Seeing the coat changes through pics is pretty neat